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CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:30am EST
. whether you held an obama sign or a romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. >>> the tally. president obama 50%. 58 millian votes. mitt romney, 48%. 56 million votes. so much for the popular vote. the electoral vote. 270 needed to win. president obama 303, governor romney 206. still unassigned, 29, florida is conducting a recount. >>> was this election a mandate, a landslide, a rout, a speaker, a marginal win, what was it? >> it is a significant victory by the president of the united states by more than 2 million votes, john. i don't believe it is a mandate. >> why isn't a mandate if it is such a big win? >> a mandate for what? a mandate to work together, certainly the entire country wants that. but the real fire bell in the night on this election is for the republican party. there are 100 million folks in this country who are black, brown, asian, hispanic, middle eastern, they voted between 70 and 90% democratic and the white vote only went by 18 points to mitt romney. john of the seven largest states in the country, illinois, new york, pennsylvania, califor
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 11:30pm EST
people who wanted president obama desperately to be re- elected, there is a little bit of sense of magic tonight as that re-election has apparently happened. right now they are waiting, hoping for the man of the hour, president obama to step to the stage and give the acceptance speech. perhaps in that speech, he may recapture some of that magic from 2008. even so the results tonight, e results tonight are what they were looking for. you see the american flag. you see the thousands who have gathered and you see the joy on the faces of those who supported president obama. bruce johnson is now live at u street downtown washington, d.c., where some of that same excitement is going on in our own hometown. bruce? >> reporter: derek, right now i'm outside of bus boys and forest. [ cheers and applause ] >> 14th and b. [ cheers and applause ] >> this entire group, they waited inside at one point. they're crazy. [ cheers and applause ] >> four more years! for more years! four more years! four more years! >> this is part of that young group that they said wouldn't show up again after four yea
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
you mention it, out on the campaign trail, top voting starts in less than 12 hours. president obama and mitt romney are spending these final moments pounding the swing states. mr. obama trying to sway the undecided in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. the president says he deserves four more years because he is the true candidate of change. >> governor romney is a talented sales man. and in this campaign he's tried as hard as he can. >> democrats countered with vice president joe biden in sterling. bruce with more on that. >> one more day roared thousands of romney supporters into the patriot center. thousands more circled outside unable to get in. >> if anyone out there following american politics wants to know where the energy is, come in this room. >> the romney campaign insists shows that will bring a route on tuesday. the campaign has a hard time pointing to any polls that track that. >> we thank you and ask you to stay with it all the way until we win tomorrow night. >> we need you virginia. with your help, we will win virginia. we win virginia, we win this election. >> joe biden spok
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 7:30pm EST
president obama won by 6% in 2008, but again, the mitt romney lead may or may not last because only 2% of the vote has been counted. bob schieffer, the other state that has just closed, the state of ohio is critical to mitt romney's hopes for winning the white house. >> absolutely. i mean, his people told me last week, yes, we could win if we lost ohio, but i think it would be a very tall hill to climb if that happened. i mean, and the only thing that we have said through this campaign season more than it's coming out to turnout, no republican has won the presidency unless they won ohio. 18 electoral votes up there. if you say that president obama starts tonight or we think he has 237 electoral votes for sure and he'll probably get in nevada which is six votes, that brings him to 243 votes. if he picked up ohio, then he would have, i think, 261 votes. he would need only nine more votes to climb the presidency. ohio is always important, especially to republicans, i'd say, this year more important than ever. >> we've been talking to voters in all states as they've left the polls today.
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 4:30am EST
frustrations of washington i've never been more hopeful about the future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. bigad shaban, cbs news, chicago. >> people across the entry erupted in spontaneous celebration when the victory was announced. >> bruce johnson was live along u. street in northwest. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson in the middle of u. street in northwest and you should have been here last night. this place erupted when barack obama was declared the winner. [ cheering and applause ] how are you feeling? >> awesome. >> how you feeling? >> amazing. re-election! >> i love it. >> so much on the line and i'm just grateful to be out here tonight celebrating our president for another term. >> we are in -- >> thrilled. >> we never lost hope. >> there was a moment where we were just very unsure. very nervous and very unsure, but came 11:00 we just knew. >> i'm really excited obama four more yores, i'm -- years, i'm really excited. >> extremely close. i was -- i was very nervous. you knew -- all along. no doubts here. >> reporter: there were lots of
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
scandal. at a news conference today president obama commented on patraeus's affair for the very first time. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in anyway would have had a negative impact on national security. >> and mr. obama says he is withholding any judgment on why he didn't learn about that investigation sooner. >> the president also commended patraeus on his service to the country. >> he has agreed to testify about the attack on libya and the pentagon's investigating e-mail communications who apparently is not too happy with all the new found fame. >> there's a whole bunch of people blocking my alley and can't drive into my own driveway. >> about how many people are out there? >> 10 at least. >> i'm a consulate general. i have involuntary ubl uability. they should not be able to cross my property. >> kelley does not have any diplomatic protection. paula broadwell still at her brother's. >> it's been a game of cat and mouse. this morning when she went for an early morning run, she slipped by five photographers. >> it's crazy. it's like a s
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
. >> welcome to "this week in defense news" president obama will romaine the commander in chief for another four years, but before he's sworn in again in january, he has to work with the republican house, and the democratic senate to avert the threat of sequestration. absent a deficit reduction deal by the end of the year, more than $1 trillion in cuts would be triggered across the government, half would hit the pentagon that's just starting to implement $500 billion in cuts over the coming decade. here to talk about sequestration, new players in congress and the administration is our expert roundtable with rick maze, the editor of the military times up in, macker mackenzie eagin, and gordon adams who served in the clinton white house. guys, welcome back, and thanks for joining us. mackenzie, let's start with you, we have the sam problems, occasion of characters, president obama in the debate was adamant that sequestration wouldn't happen. can he strike a deal this time? and having seriously committed themselves to stymying the agenda, the day after being elected the nice time. is t
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
the few swing states that could tip the balance tomorrow night president obama has a slight advantage over mitt romney. in ohio, a university of cincinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president leads by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up five points. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy cordes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in d.e.m. moyne tonight for two reasons: first, because iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign feels most confident about winning and second because, in many ways, this is the state that first catapulted him towards the president swi that upset win in the iowa caucuses five years ago. >> hello, colorado! hello, wisconsin! hello, ohio! >> pelley: president obama has spent the past 48 hours in seven states, three time zones. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: surrendering
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
five days away. today candidates are focusing on the homestretch. >> president obama tour devastated areas of new jersey with governor chris christie. >> she's sick it and crying her heart out about it. >> i'm tired. >> unusual approach to getting goods over the border,ing agents came across the jeep as it got stuck. >> all that -- >> give me a break. >> you wear a belt i'll start drawing a miss. >> -- and all that matters. >> amazing time laps video of sandy slamming new york city. >> few more days and no power new york might get weird. >> on cbs "this morning." >> speaking foreign language >> when your city is flooding that's as bad as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york, norah o'donnell is in washington. the extent of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are now running and the city has put restrictions on driver
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
morning." president obama wins big, telling americans "the best is yet to come." governor mitt romney says "i pray the president will be successful." >>> the democrats tighten their control of the senate, while the house stays in republican hands. >>> and a major new storm forces evacuations along the east coast. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> and we know in our heart that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the voters speak, huge victory for president obama. >> all the key battleground states including ohio. >> we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we were made more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> reporter: the crowd here in chicago is going bananas. >> reporter: there is a sense of deflate and defeat in this room. >> i still wish i could lead the country in a different direction but the nation shows another leader. >> the president has been reelected but nobody's put a stamp of approval on his program. >
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
devastation is even worse. president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation. president obama promised the government would do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we'll follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away the search for traps or missing people on staten island can't. nypd rescued six people from roof troops on wednesday. there are signs of life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare without public transportation wednesday manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there's some good news. subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into manhattan has to
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> the obama campaign called the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. however, the democrats do plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. >>> and howard is coming up next with your weekend forecast. we'll be right back. >> lesli, sandy has kept us in the cool air for much of the week. temperatures running some eight to ten degrees below normal and today no exception. sun's come out but look at these readings at noon, still in the upper 40s in gaithersburg and lovettsville. 50 in fairfax and 47 upper marl blow. we'll be bacteria -- marlboro. we'll be back with the weekend forecast when we return. >>> you know, so often our pets have allergies. they become ill just like we do. if we eat the wrong food. well guess what? there's a woman from fairfax who has created a treat that's called bistro bites. so if your dog has allergies, if your dog needs to be gluten- free, then you need to get bistro bites, i'd like to introduce valerie perlowitz. the owner of bistro bites, how did this come about? >> it came about by the fact that i had a 10-week-old yor
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
forward and solve some very serious problems? it is back to business for president obama after a hard fought election and the president says he is willing to compromise. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> the most pressing issue on the table might be the so- called fiscal cliff. if congress doesn't do something, americans face a rollback of tabb cuts as well as big slashes to defense and social programs and although it has no impact on the outcome of the election, cbs news has not called the election in florida. two counties it seems are still counting their votes for president. overseas prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he'll continue to work with president obama to continue to protect israelis and china's leaders say they're optimistic that a second obama term will give boat countries time to improve their -- both countries time to improve their relationship. >>> most investors are concerned nothing has really changed. >> reaction not so positive on wall st
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
with your e-mails. the address here is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> well president obama and the congressional leaders are slated to sit down together tomorrow, trying to keep the company from, or should i say the country from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. it is an ugly mix of tax increases and spending cuts that could put the economy back into recession. and those cuts are likely to hit our region disproportionately hard. >> i'm bruce leshan on capitol hill where worried demonstrators from across d.c. urged house speaker john boehner to compromise with president obama and avoid direct budget cuts. >> jobs, no cuts. >> reporter: more than 100 protesters. >> 47%. this is the vietnam veteran. >> reporter: organized by the group rdc. crowded the hallways outside the house speaker's office. >> i have three children. >> reporter: april thomas was homeless up until two years ago when federal help finally put her young family in an apartment in southeast. >> now i'm told that it will be a possibility that i might end up back where i came from. >> reporter: the speaker staff lo
CBS
Nov 3, 2012 8:00am EDT
longer. the obama administration will purchase up to 22 million gallons of gasoline and diesel to new york and new jersey for distribution. the federal government also plans to tap national oil reserves ben tracey is in new jersey with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good another long day and now rationing to deal with. as of noon today in 12 counties in new jersey if your license plate ends with an odd number you can only buy gas on odd number days. ends with an even number you can only buy on even day. folks are happy to hear help is on the way. new york harbor is the busiest oil port and it's open. nearly a week after hurricane sanny shut it down. >> ain't no gas down that way. >> reporter: new supply may ease the demand toms river, new jersey which isn't used to traffic jams like this one. more than half of the gaseses in new jersey and long island have been closed and patience is running on empty. >> hey. [ bleep ] i've been waiting here four hours. >> reporter: the problem is not gas it's power. nearly a dozen of the region's fuel terminals are down so fuel stations w
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 10:30am EST
obama administration fumbled the ball with iraq. but he turned iraq around. he was a great general, and his resignation is a loss for the country. but i understand why he had to resign. >> schieffer: there are all these stories, these pieces of it that are now coming affect, that now there seems to be another woman who was involved, and she went to the f.b.i. because she was frightened of these e-mails. do you-- do you think there ought to be a congressional investigation to sort this out, or is it best to just go on and leave it where it is? >> well, if there's no effect of the affair on national security, i think we need to move on. but at the end of the day, the one thing that that's happen in my view is we've got to get to the bottom of benghazi. i hate what happened to general petraeus for his family and the families for those involved, but we have four dead americans in benghazi. we have a national security failure in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during, and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. so
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 1:35am EDT
. mitt romney and president obama both talked about the storm. >> when disaster strike, we see america at its best, all the petty differences that consume us all seem to melt away. >> reporter: that was earlier this week. >> i drove by a group of protesters today, out there chanting "four more years" our chant is "five more days." this is lime for real change. when i'm elected president, we'll bring change to america. >> attacks cut that favor is wealthy is not change. >> reporter: it is friday, saturday, sunday, monday, four days to go. >> we'll have to come up with a new slogan tomorrow. >> reporter: the 225,000 maryland voters voted by the end of tuesday night. i should have said by the end of last night, but it is close, abc news posts obama 49, romney 48. some say obama 49, romney 47. anyone can make a difference. new consumer confidence survey is up. tomorrow, watch the last unemployment report before the election. it is close and anything can make a difference. >> it is. gary. so are you getting a little tired of politics? a four year old little girl burst into tears after heari
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 5:00am EST
brother here in northwest d.c. president obama made his first public comments about the scandal yesterday. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: it's been revealed f.b.i. agent frederick humphries uncovered the affair after a complaint from tampa's socialite jill kelley. today the acting c.i.a. director will be testifying and you can bet expected tomorrow that the scandal will be brought up when petraeus appears tomorrow. back to you. >> surae chinn live on capitol hill this morning. thank you. >>> neighbors tell us a woman watched as a prince george's county sheriff's deputy shot and killed her son last night. the shooting happened on 63rd avenue in east riverdale, maryland. the sheriff's captain nancy ridgely says the deputy was trying to serve a temporary protective order. it's believed the man's mother opened the door but then he appeared behind her pointing a gun at the deputy. the deputy fired one shot and killed the man. the deputy is a ten-year
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 4:00am EST
>>> decision day. president obama and mitt romney make final arguments before millions of americans head to the polls. >> on november 6th, we come together for a better future, and november 7th, we get to work. >> are you fired up? >> the first votes are in. while millions have cast early ballots, the first polls open especially overnight. while the effects of superstorm sandy affect the vote in many areas, millions remain in the dark and cold without power as a new storm bears down on the northeast. this is the cbs morning news for tuesday, november 6th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrelle brown. the first ballots of election day 2012 have been cast. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with big
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
for 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. president obama accepted the -- he said he witches them the very best at this time. patraeus, a military phd changed the war in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's enormously important. >> reporter: usa military writer and author of the iraq book "a chance in hell" jim michael. >> he was foundering around in the early years of these wars, and he really helped set the strategy and the direction of the u.s. military in both those wars. >> reporter: presidents learned to trust his judgment and he lobbied for that cia director's job. >> i wanted this job. this is something that was not a month or two or three in the making. >> reporter: 14 months ago he got it being sworn in with his wife by his side. his deputy michael morell has been acting director of the cia. it's morell who will testify against congress next week on cia performance on libya where a raid killed three americans in september. used to having his every command followed during his days in the military, patraeus had a different culture among car
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST
it didn't appear to be preplanned the at his press conference wednesday president obama defended rice saying she acted on intelligence briefings she was given. >> when they go after the un ambassador, they have a problem with me. >> reporter: michael morel is testifying today. david petraeus will testify behind closed doors tomorrow. one hearing today is not closed, the house foreign affairs committee is asking experts to offer their assessment of what went wrong. >> it's two months later and too little is known about what took place. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify this week. she's scheduled to talk lawmakers once the state department completes its own investigation. danielle nottingham, cbs news capitol hill. >> general petraeus was taken off today's witness list when he resigned last friday. lawmakers are very vocal that they want to hear what he has to say about benghazi, so he is headed to the hill tomorrow morning. >>> mitt romney says that he lost the presidential election because of the gifts that president obama gave to african- americans
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
did not answer a key question, who in the obama administration pinned the attack on demonstrators. >> he said it went through a long process, involving many agencies, department of justice, state department and no one knows yet exactly who come up with the final version of the talking points. >>reporter: five days after the attack, u.n. ambassador susan rice was still blaming a spontaneous demonstration outside the consulate. the obama administration now acknowledges al-qaida was behind the september 11th attack. >> the investigation tells us what you get from the ground, it evolves. when you get intelligence, you get intelligence, you collect it, you give it over to analysts, analysts review it and they send it out and it kept evolving over the process. >>reporter: reporters who were staked out for the general's arrival, but he used underground hallways to make his way to the hearing room. petraeus stepped down last week after acknowledging it had an extra-marital affair with his biography paula broadwell. he did not comment on the affair during his testimony to lawmakers, but he
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
spending his day in a battleground state. >> and president obama is back on the trail after dealing with super storm sandy. danielle noddingham reports from the white house. air force one drops president obama at his first stop, green bay. >> hello, wisconsin. >> reporter: after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twists on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying that is the big change. well let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> reporter: he easily won wisconsin. this year the race is much tighter. it is now an all-out sprint to election day. they concentrated on virginia on thursday. toning down the speeches after sandy hit. but he was on the attack again at a rally in the suburbs. this is an election where, you know, i think that we're not going to just shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> reporter: romney returned to another criticism of the president at a window and door factory. >> they are making products for america. and they
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am EST
president obama and republican nominee mitt romney remain deadlocked in virginia. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife will be in sterling and richmond today. john mellen camp will perform and governor tim kaine will be at both events. >>> i saw the long lines, i was in some of them. it turns out more than 5 2,000 residents in dc voted early in the board of election. it is more than 10% of the district's registered voters and it is more than double the number of early voters in the 2010 primary. >>> if you want to see a breakdown of the national and local elections, we have a breakdown on wusa9.com right at the top of the home page. >>> this morning an alexandria family is desperately searching for a man who has been missing now for two weeks. 64-year-old mohammed dhani is being searched for. dogs and teams covered the park. if you have any information please call. >>> there will be a candlelight vigil held this evening for christina morris ward. the 15-year-old was hit and killed by a car in german town. christina was walking to school when she was struck. she died at the hospi
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: both sides acknowledge the storm provided mr. obama with a valuable opportunity to show bipartisan leadership in the closing days of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're going t it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's promise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. >> reporter: the president's schedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his campaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor romney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. and jan crawford is covering his campaign. >> we really can't have four more years like the last four yea
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
congress that mr. obama is willing to let the deadline pass, let tax rates go up and spending be cut. if he can't get the deal he wants. >> bill plante in washington. thank you. later this morning we'll ask conservative activity jaft grover norquist if republicans are backing away from his no tax increase pledge. >> two weeks ago sandy battered the northeast. hundreds of homes and businesses have no power. most on long island. the governor of new york is calling for an investigation as mark strassman reports from brooklyn. residents are angry at the lack of answers. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in many hard hit areas have come a long way but not garrison beach, brooklyn. most folks are waiting for power to come back on and waiting for insurance inspectors to show up and for them the storm has never left. in this driveway, soggy possession we found janet, wringing saltwater from her nieces collection. she's surviving on generator power and grip. >> have no heat. i have no electric. what do you do first? >> reporter: two weeks ago sandy flooded this community's 2400 homes
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
hearings this week. the details of the new hearings are being worked out. president obama is expected to face questions about the scandal that forced patraeus to step down at a news conference today. the widening investigation the s now jeopardizing general john allen's future. the pentagon is looking at emails he exchanged with joe kelly. sources described them as potentially inappropriate and flirtatious. >> these allegations are shocking to everybody that knows general allen. he's a terrific officer. he's also done a really good job in afghanistan. >> the white house and lawmakers continue to express confidence in general allen's leadership of u.s. troops if afghanistan while his promotion to become nato's top general is on hold. >> he said he has not done anything improper. i think he deserves the benefit of the investigation that's going on now which i hope will be concluded soon. >> one anonymous e mail from several months ago warned allen to stay away from kelly. sources stay e mail came from paula broadwell. in her e mail to allen broadwell warned that kelly was a seductress. >>
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
votes to win the presidency and our cbs news election team estimates that 255 are solidly in the obama camp or leaning toward him. for mr. romney it's 206. so the election will come down to the nine swing states that could go either way. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" and, bob, what do you make of how close it is in the swing states? >> well, it started out close and it is even closer now. scott, i kind of took a survey of our pollsters. they can not recall a time when these battleground states are closer than they are right now with the possible exception of ohio where the president has a teeny lead. all of these states are in the margin of error. what that means is there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it's just going to come down to who gets their voters to the polls. it's going to be all about turnout. this race is an absolute dead heat from everything that we have that we can measure it by. >> pelley: bob, thanks very much. bob will have the latest on the campaign and the afterm
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
: air force one drops president obama at his first stop, green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twists on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing arguments in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just the choice between two candidates. it's more than just the choice between two parties. you'll make a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit, but was on the attack again at a rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're not just going to shape the country for four years,
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
has more. >> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to sheafiest hand the damage from superstorm sandy -- see firsthand the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they say were homes destroyed and streets still underwater. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today. as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare, without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there are some good news -- there's some good news, subway and train service is starting up aga
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
work tor president obama. he and congressional leaders promise to work together to prevent a budget crisis but wall street isn't buying it. >> how looking in mirror could provide clues to your risk for heart sease. >> but with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >> second storm made your life miserable. >> new misery for the northeast as a post-sandy storm slams the region. >> 60 mile-per-hour winds, wintry mix coastal flooding. >> causing 100,000 new power outages. >> it gets frustrated. it eats away from you. finally you see the light at the end of the tunnel and now we're starting all over again. >> finally got that forecast that i got last night i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> worries about the fiscal cliff are affecting stocks around the world. >> president obama telephoned top congressional leaders urging more bipartisan cooperation. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. >> i want to work together but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> today
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
trail, president barack obama out on the stumps today after taking some time off dealing with super storm sandy. the president wasted no time in confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate for change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> mitt romney is concentrating on virginia today as he was toning down his speech after sandy, but today, he was back on the attack. >> these are critical times, an election of consequence. an election where you're not going to shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> and get this, according to clear politics, barack obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat tied at 47.7% of the votes nationwide. >>> a live look outside. topper shutt will be along in just a few minutes with a full look at your forecast. >>> right after the break, their fight against obesity. some new programs out there to help you shed those unwanted pounds. >>> the epic size of america's obesity rate. many adults and children these d
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> hopefully they catch up with them soon. >>> president obama used his first public remarks since election night to address fears the u.s. could fall over the so- called fiscal cliff. economists say the country will be plunged into another recession if the president and congress cannot come up with a plan by january 1st. that's when the bush era tax cuts expire and drastic spending cuts kick in. the president is inviting congressional leaders from both parties to the white house next week to work on a deal. he says any deal must include asking wealthy americans to pay more taxes. the house speaker john boehner disagrees. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> the president is asking the congress to sign off on an extension of the middle class tax cuts right now while both sides work to reach an agreement on the more con
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Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
, we could know whether barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio an
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Nov 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
. but, of course, president obama has already won the electoral vote, so nothing will change the outcome now. china is also changing leadership this month. today, china's communist party began a meeting that is held once every 10 years during which the people will be told who their new leaders are. that leadership has to manage a china that is evolving into a nation of haves and have-notes and bill whitaker is reporting tonight from beijing. >> reporter: the opening of the congress, a choreographed spectacle of power and pride, but outgoing president hu jintao told the assembled delegation the communist party's greatest success, china's economic development, has created one of its greatest threats-- a growing divide between rich and poor. on one side of the divide, huang nubo, a 56-year-old billionaire real estate developer. >> these buildings, these are your buildings, too? >> yes he was poor as a boy, he told us, but he's rich and powerful now on "forbs'" list of the world's wealthiest people. he started with one piece of property 10 years ago. and now his company owns apartmen
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
. >>> now, 9 news spoke with representatives from both the obama and romney campaigns, and as you can expect, both believe they have done enough to win the minds of the undecided voters and win the important swing states to win the oval office. >> we feel like we've done a great effort in the leadup to election day, we think that we're in a very strong position today to win virginia and make governor romney president this evening. >> we had an incredit credible rally in northern virginia this weekend with 25,000 voters. there's no doubt that virginia is a belle wether state and a -- a bell wether state and a swing state. the president was losing 800,000 jobs jobs, in the middle of a foreclosure crisis, we've made so much progress. >> looking at the recent overall public polls, president obama has a slight edge of three percentage points. according to the president's campaign, the latest poll has him up by one percentage point. both of those are within the margin of error. this is going to be close. >>> and we have an update for you on the lawsuit about poll watchers in fairfax cou
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
: governor allen has tried to portray your connection with president obama as a bad thing. you, of course, are doing the opposite. how do you think that's going to play out in how virginia virginia goes in the presidential election? >> virginia is not a state that says it's bad to partner with the president. so my first three years, i partnered with president bush. i worked with him on a lot of key projects. >> no surprises. >> reporter: of course, in 2008, virginia went for barack obama, the first time since 1964 that virginia voted for a democrat for the president. now, tim kaine, of course, is hoping that happens again but the kaine campaign also acknowledges that there are some romney voters and independents who will be voting for kaine as well. now we're going to head over to the george allen headquarters where my colleague andrea mccarron takes over. andrea, what's going on over there? >> reporter: i am with susan allen who in this day and age a candidate's wife seems to log swch mileages the candidate himself. what are you hearing on the road with regards to women's issues?
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Nov 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
believes israel has the right to defend itself against attack. president obama is asking a full were of regional leaders to help in the violence there. >>> turning elsewhere a graduate of sherwood high school is dead tonight. 18-year-old elijawan griffin was out with friends. early this morning he and a friend were robbed by a group of young people. the victims pursued the suspect so the woodly park metro station, police say there was a fight in which griffin was stabbed to death. >> originally the victim of a robbery in the area of 18th and columbia road, he and his associates encountered the subject who robbed him at the woodly park metro and an altercation ensued which lead to the stabbing and the assault. >> 17 year old male has been charged with second degree murder while armed, eight others have been charged with aggravated assault. he was a may graduate of sherwood high, a member of the football team. ken molestina reports his friends and neighbors were shaken by this. >> reporter: the reality of his death is too much to bear for those who knew him. >> we just seen him. we just s
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
council spokesman says president obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned has put amen's nomination to be nato supreme allied commander on hold. allen denies any wrongdoing and remains on duty in afghanistan. >> president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders. and we'll continue to have that confidence. >> reporter: a defense official tells cnn there's a distinct possibility the defense department investigation into allen is connected to the petraeus fbi investigation. fbi agents removed property from broadwell's north carolina home on monday. >> she's cooperating which is a good idea. the question are these classified documents? >> reporter: the answer may show the national security was threatened by personal choices. in washington, emily schmidt, 9news now. >> now one u.s. official is telling emily schmidt there doesn't appear to be anything criminal in the e-mails between general allen and jill kelley. that person says kelley also did a lot of work with programs like wounded warriors which could account for some of the volume of e-mai
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Nov 17, 2012 8:00am EST
is second term presidents seem to have it. we'll see if president obama can learn the lessons of history. >>> then the truth about what to buy and not to buy in those black friday sales. we'll explain. >>> how to being a great on the gridiron just by getting in the game. it's the remarkable story. >>> it really is. first our top story this half hour, israel and the palestinians are once again teetering on the brink of war. this morning israeli war planes bombarded several targets in the hamas ruled gaza strip. hamas struck back. a ground war could be the next phase of the conflict. pizza pz in tel aviv. good morning allen and what is the latest you can tell us? >> reporter: good morning. hamas continues to fire rockets as you say, four of them hit a southern city. israelis have been pounding back and expanded their operations. they are hitting hamas infrastructure. one of the targets hit overnight was an office building used by the hamas prime minister. gaza is one of the most densely-populated areas on earth and it's a spill overof civilian casualties something that the israelis
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
secure every last vote. tara has the latest from the white house. >> president obama got some help from bruce springstien in wisconsin. a state he needs to win. >> we've made progress the last four years. but the reason we're all gathered here in addition to listening to bruce is because we know we've got more work to do. >> also includes stops in iowa and ohio. the president is arguing he deserves four more years because he's the true candidate of change. >> governor romney is a talented sales man. and in this campaign he's tried as hard as ectorepackage the same old bad items and make them out to be new ideas. >> mitt romney is also crisscrossing the battleground states. he's telling voters president obama already had four years to prove himself. >> you hope the president would live up to his promise to solve big problems. he hasn't. i will. >> romney is wrapping up campaign with rallies in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. he worked to close the deal with independent voters. >> anyone who wonders whether better jobs and paychecks are a thing of the past, i have a clear
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Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
just that he was the vessel to beating barack obama. they liked him. i think that momentum stays intact. there was another force propel him after that debate, though, and that was undecided voters or soft ones are hadn't yet bought the sale on mitt romney came out of denver doing well with that. that started to dissipate long before sandy hit. so then sort of the president and mitt romney were fighting for that second force. what they needed was a last moment that one of the two of them could be in the front pages, looking like a person who was of the moment and mitt romney lost several days because of the storm to be the man of the moment, and the president, because he was president, was the man of the moment for those late-deciding voters who hadn't been paying attention to the race. they turn on their tvs. that's what they see. i think that to the extent that anybody benefits politically, that probably helps the president. >> bob, there's a reason why of the 10 incumbents who have sought office again since world war ii, seven have won. powers go with the presidenciy and the mo
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Nov 18, 2012 6:30am EST
institute. >>> thanks to president obama for the confidence, like an old soldier. >> so said david petraeus 15 months ago, september 2011, when he was sworn in as director of the central intelligence agency, petraeus was nominated by president obama replacing outgoing cia director leon panetta. now head of the department of defense. but petraeus suddenly resigned one week ago in petraeus' own words, a quote unquote extramarital affair. the woman in question, paula broadwell who is also married and co-wrote a 400-page biography of general petraeus last year when petraeus was still the top commander in afghanistan. >> it is a portrait of modern warfare. and i tried to show in the back how his ideas are playing out on the ground through the poor traits of three battalion commanders. >> petraeus still has a stellar reputation. a four-star general, with a 37- year military career. he was chosen by president george w. bush to oversee the surge strategy in iraq in 2007. he was sent by president obama to be the top commander in afghanistan, heading isaf, the international security assistan
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
pestilence next. >> president obama returns to washington with a new challenge, bringing together democrats and republicans. >>> and hispanic voters hold the key to victory. a record number of latinos turn out to vote, the majority supporting president obama. demand it at the ballot box. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning a lot of be folks in the northeast are asking how much more can we take? barely more than a week after superstorm sandy an unusually early winter storm is hitting the region with a nasty mix of rain, snow and gusty winds. the storm moved up the coast overnight disrupting roads and air travel and causing more trouble for an already fragile system. from 60,000 customers who just had their power restored lost it again. teresa garcia is in rockaway beach, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. look it or not, ready or not, people in this tri-state region are pretty storm weary but they had to power through a nor'easter that brought a lot of snow, w
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
vote for barack obama. >> reporter: it is the presidential race that has driven the turnout even in maryland where president obama is all but certain to win. the but the outcome is far less than certain in the state for question 7, which would expand gaming in maryland. the latest polls suggest voters are divided right down the middle. >> i'm not certain when i get in there which way i'm going to go. >> you're going to decide in the ballot box. >> that's what i'm going to do. >> a new world class resort casino in prince george's county. >> reporter: supporters promise a new casino and table games around the state will bring thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in additional tax revenue for schools. and that sounds great to michael graves who was voting in baltimore. >> i didn't think anybody was going to the schools but i thought it'd be more jobs and i need a job. >> you're unemployed. >> yes i am. >> and you're looking for work. >> for like the past five years. >> reporter: maryland's top financial cop says all the promises are pipe dreams. >> a lot of people say
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
point plunge the dow dropped another 121 points today. >>> nearly two full days after barack obama was declared the winner of the presidential election, florida is still undecided, although there are some reports that say barack obama has been declared the winner. the sunshine state's 29 electoral votes are, of course, irrelevant to the outcome are but some critics point out that this year's problems underscore ongoing issues with florida's voting process and a recount is not out of the question. >>> 11 people mostly young women kidnapped, robbed and raped. tonight those accused attackers are behind bars. >> reporter: i'm scott broom at coffen state university in baltimore and neighbors say a pair of predators were stalking, raping and robbing victims including students off campus. they targeted the west baltimore neighborhood near koppen state university often targeting women at bus stops, forking them at gunpoint into a -- force them at gunpoint into a golded for explorer, then taking them -- gold ford explorer, then taking them away to be robbed and raped and dumping them off in par
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
president obama plans to make the first postelection comments about trying to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> the president and congress need to act before january 1st to prevent a combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts from taking effect and this could be huge. ko im is live at capitol hill with details on what's happening later today. good morning ko. >> reporter: good morning mike and andrea. it's a huge issue that the president has to tackle at the start of his second term. it's a ticking time bomb that could go off january 1st when bush era tax cuts are set to expire. in d.c. 4500 federal workers could lose their jobs and those numbers don't include contractors and subcontractors. tro could lose $30 million for budget cuts. virginia is getting ready to respond to cuts across the board. the commonwealth has seen a sluggish economy and officials are worried that if a deal doesn't happen on the hill, we'll plunge the nation and virginia back into a recession. with federal cuts of 9% on the horizon, republican governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any chances. he's telli
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage in the billions of dollars. and the death toll now at least 63 people. yesterday president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey, promising immediate federal aid and pledging to be in its for the lang howl. he -- long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie with entire neighborhoods still underwater. the president said the top priority is getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. the second priority? transportation. clearing the roads f
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am EST
secretary leon panetta said ward will have to repay the government $2,000 -- $82,000. >>> president obama is scheduled to hold a press conference today to discuss the fiscal cliff. he's been meeting with business and labor leaders ahead of fiscal cliff negotiations with congress, but the president is sure to be questioned about the scandal surrounding general petraeus and allen. he's also likely to be questioned about his plans to replace general petraeus. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary timothy geithner. >>> today democrat national pelosi will announce whether she'll continue in her role as house minority leader or step down. she's asked female democrats in the house including incoming freshmen to join her at the conference. she became the first woman to lead a party caucus in the house and senate. after the mid-term elections, she became the first emale speaker of the house ever. >>> we have new information on the massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak. federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the new england compounding center ten y
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